Anil Kumble quits as India Coach just Four Days ahead of Caribbean Tour

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India Cricket team rift with Coach Anil Kumble took a final turn as Kumble decides to resigns from his post. Kumble’s tenure was about to expire immediately after the Champions Trophy, but it was extended to Caribbean tour as per BCCI suggestion – Cricket advisory committee failed to pick next Indian coach. Kumble chooses not to continue the job as he remained in London while the team was mid-flight to West Indies.

Kohli-Kumble conflict will go down as one of the Indian cricket’s greatest failings to not get captain Kohli and coach Anil Kumble to be on the same page. Sadly, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) played no role in resolving the issue, instead settle scores which forced Anil Kumble to step-down less than a year of position.

India’s Champions Trophy campaign begun with a cloud of discontent as captain Virat Kohli and a few other senior players expressed concerns over Kumble’s man-management skills. Team India was lucky enough to advance in the tournament but couldn’t beat Pakistan in the final.

Anil Kumble’s tragic exit sends a bad message to next coach. Further, BCCI invited applications for new India coach and Virender Sehwag, Australia allrounder Tom Moody, former Pakistan coach Richard Pybus, former India A coach Lalchand Rajput and former India pacer Dodda Ganesh have applied for the position. It will be a challenging job for new coach to adjust to the dressing room.

BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising of Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, and VVS Laxman will choose the next coach in a couple of days. BCCI is sought to send an intermediate coach for the Caribbean Tour which begins on June 23 with 5 ODIs and a T20I game ending July 9.